Information Teno EM Hewer
This Hewer was designed by Paul Casberg and introduced in November 1938 for use by
selected full time NCOs.
The hewer was 40 cm long and was similar in shape to the RAD Hewer, also designed by
Paul Casberg and made exclusively by Carl Eickhorn.
The blade was scimitar shaped and retained in a black stove enamelled scabbard with
nickel fittings that used a black leather frog to secure onto the wearers belt.
The hilt was made from oxidised steel and had the Teno cog wheel emblem on the pommel.
The cross guard had the Teno eagle with spread wings holding the Teno cogwheel within a
The two grip plates were made from white plastic
A range of knots were available for the hewer depending upon the trade or duty of the
Knot colours included:
Reserve Member - silver acorn, purple top, orange stem
Post Air Raid silver acorn, red stem
Technical Service silver acorn, blue stem
General Duties silver acorn, green stem
The above colours were based upon the uniform piping.
The Teno hewer could not be purchased directly but were issued on a unit basis.
The hewer was marked on the blade ricasso with the Carl Eickhorn logo, the Teno eagle
and Ges.gesch (patent pending). The grip plates were also marked with the Carl
Eickhorn squirrel logo on the insides, only visible when the hewer was disassembled.
The blade and scabbard had matching accountability serial numbers.
The hewer was discontinued in 1943.